Mila Window and Door Maintenance were engaged to evaluate the potential of regenerating existing windows in a 16 storey high living accommodation block rather than repairing them.
The coastal location block had existing pivot windows and there were significant problems with the hinges. Historical maintenance had led to over-tightening causing the windows to stick and not operate easily for residents, and the potential for sash de-location which presented a growing health and safety consideration.
Additionally the windows were not thermally efficient in terms of their glazing specification and all sealed units would need to be replaced if regeneration was to be undertaken.
Regenerating the windows rather than replacing them delivered the following financial benefits
- 96% saving on access equipment/scaffolding
- 32% saving against the direct cost of new replacement windows
Mila Window and Door Maintenance regenerated 294 windows in a 16 storey block of flats in Hastings converting them from an ‘old-fashioned’ Pivot style window to a newer and easier to use Tilt and Turn style.
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